Answers to the Survey of EP candidate lists’ views on Research and Innovation

Dear Visitor, you can access here the responses received following the survey to collect views on Research and Innovation of the candidate parties running for the 2024 European Parliament elections, which will take place between 6 and 9 June.

For more information about the survey please read our press release from May 4th, 2024.

The questions of the survey can be found here. Here below, yu will find the answers to the questions which will be completed progressively as responses arrive.

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The responses represent only the Party’s views and not those of ISE or of its member organisations.

How to browse the answers

You can filter responses to the survey by country and political party. You have two filtering options:

  • 1. Filter by country: Select a country to view all responses from that country. This includes responses from all political parties that participated in the survey in that country.
  • 2. Filter by political party: You can also directly choose a political party to display its responses without selecting a country first. This provides quick access to specific information about that party.

The two filters can be used together or independently to obtain a precise selection of survey responses according to the chosen filter.

About the survey participants 

The survey was originally sent to around 250 parties across the EU between 2 and 6 May. A reminder was sent between 23 and 26 May.

About the partners of the project 

This project was led by Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE) together with four member organisations:

  • European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers (EURODOC)
  • International Consortium of Research Staff Organisations (ICoRSA)
  • Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA)
  • Young Academy Europe (YAE)

The project was supported by numerous national organisations of early, mid-career and senior researchers across Europe belonging to the partner organisations. ISE warmly thanks everyone who participated in this project.

In case of questions

Please contact the organisers:

Do you support the idea that the multiannual financial framework should represent a larger share of the EU’s GDP than it currently does to thereby allow for more ambitious EU-level projects? And if yes do you believe the Union and the member states should accelerate moving closer to the 3% goal?
Do you agree that the budget for the next R&I framework programme should be doubled? And if yes how will you push for an increase of the budget?
How does your party plan to ensure it has a voice in the ITRE and other parliamentary committees as well as in the STOA panel?
How does your party plan to ensure the protection of academic freedom?
How do you plan to ensure effective implementation and monitoring of the political agreement confirmed by the Council to support researchers and research workers in the European Union that aims to improve basic working conditions across Europe? This holds in particular to social security such as health care, parental leave, sick leave, unemployment benefits, pension schemes, as well as as residential permits for researchers who are not-EU citizens.
Programmes like the “Widening participation and spreading excellence” are aimed at the so-called EU-153 countries as well as candidate countries and contribute to increased cooperation and decreasing regional inequalities within the EU. What is your assessment of these programmes and what further initiatives do you see the EU take to increase European integration? 3 Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia.
What role do you envision that research and innovation can play in furthering European integration?
What initiatives do you see the EU take to rebuild the higher education and research sector in Ukraine? How do you envision these initiatives to mitigate the accelerated brain drain caused by the war?
Optionnal – Do you wish to add anything?